Boeing confirmed it was eliminating more than 12,000 US jobs, including 6,770 involuntary layoffs, as the largest US planemaker restructures in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. Boeing also disclosed it plans several thousand remaining layoffs in the coming months but did not say where those would take place.
Brazilian plane manufacturer Embraer SA, the world's third-largest commercial jet builder, should obtain US$600 million in credit lines from Brazil's state development bank BNDES and private banks in June, government sources said on Sunday.
LATAM Airlines Group's U.S. bankruptcy filing last week will delay its potential bailout in Brazil to at least July and also push back aid to its rivals at least through the end of June.
NASA astronauts entered the International Space Station on Sunday after a landmark 19-hour journey on the first crewed US spacecraft in nearly a decade, a triumph for SpaceX and private enterprise.
Aircraft makers are circling Brazil’s Embraer weeks after Boeing ditched plans for a historic commercial aviation tie-up, people familiar with the matter said. Boeing axed plans to buy 80% of Embraer’s commercial unit in April, ending a planned move into regional jets that mirrored rival Airbus’ purchase in 2018 of a competing model developed by Canada’s Bombardier.
Uruguay's Economy minister Azucena Arbeleche confirmed that the Inter American Development Bank had awarded the country a 1,7bn dollars soft loan to address the sanitary, social and economic emergency as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chile's government is struggling to control a coronavirus outbreak that could revive mass social unrest as its hospital system comes under increasing pressure. With a population of 18 million, Chile is reporting new Covid-19 cases at a pace comparable to that of Spain at the peak of the virus' spread in March, on a per capita basis, and resources are close to maxed out in Latin America's wealthiest economy.
American Airlines Group Inc must reduce its management and support staff by about 30% and may have to cut frontline employees as it downsizes due to the coronavirus outbreak, showed a letter to employees made public on Wednesday.
LATAM Airlines Group, the continent's largest carrier, filed for U.S. bankruptcy protection, Chapter 11, on Tuesday, becoming the world's largest carrier so far to seek an emergency reorganization due to the coronavirus pandemic. The filing includes Latam Peru, Chile, Ecuador, and Colombia, but leaves out Latam Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay.
Mexico's auto industry reopening picked up the pace on Tuesday, with Fiat, Chrysler, and BMW AG joining peers in gradually dusting off operations even as the wait for approvals slowed the return of Ford Motor Co and other companies.